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Excel properties for new UDF

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I need a list of properties for the excel udf.  For example in post #4 of > water mentions '"Item" is the default property of the Sheets collection.'  So where do I find a list of these collections and properties? 

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MSDN is the place to start.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
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Tutorials:
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Meh. 

Thanks for the replies, but Autoit is becoming too much like VB for my taste.  I use it because it is simple enough for my DBA and Network Admins to open and modify on the fly like a batch script, but with more power. 

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I'm just curious what you were expecting from a UDF that controls the Excel object but that you would be pointed to MSDN? I don't get the "too much like VB for my taste" comment; AutoIt (nor any other language for that matter) doesn't work by magic, at some point if you want to have any level of skill you're going to have to put some effort in.


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I am not trying to start anything.

The prior excel udf was simple enough my non-programmers could manipulate it if they needed.  I am not going to ask them to become proficient in Office objects just so they may manipulate their log files.  I am simply going roll back to a prior version of Autoit for them. 

I picked Autoit for them several years ago as it gave them more power and flexibility than regular batch scripting.  The push over the last year or two to make Autoit the equivalent of a full-fledged programming language has moved it beyond their scope.

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The nex Excel UDF is a complete rewrite to support the new Excel file formats (xlsx etc.) and new functions. The rewritten Excel UDF has removed some design weaknesses of the "old" UDF (could only wokr with the active worksheet and workbook etc.).

As the UDF is new I'm sure there is plenty of room for improvement.

What do you think is too complex, missing or doesn't work as expected?

Did you read the script breaking changes section?

Did you have a look at the wiki where I start to explain the new UDF in greater detail?

If you can give me more information I'll be happy to have a look what can be made better.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Where are any information/documentation  about handling removed "Visible"  & "Alert" options of Book- ans Sheet-functions?

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In the Wiki - but it is till work in progress.

If you have a specific question I will be happy to assist.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Ok,

"Visible" is at _Excel_Open() , but specialy at _Excel_BookSaveAs() seems to be handy "DisplayAlerts" to force write even  book exists. 

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Use "$bOverWrite = True" in this case.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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